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The Bellagio, Las Vegas: Is this icon still the most luxurious casino hotel in the world?

Gorgeous Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas Strip - Las vegas Strip Hotel. 09.17.2012. USA. Las Vegas.

When it comes to the most luxurious casino hotel in the world, few do it better than Las Vegas’ The Bellagio – the most extravagant and indulgent hotel on the entire Sin City strip, which is saying something when amongst such good company.

Boasting a sprawling resort featuring 3,000 lavish rooms and suites, this place doesn’t do things by halves – and, if you remember its tastefully furnished 115,000 square feet casino, which served as the setting for Hollywood blockbuster and robbery-heist movie, Ocean’s Eleven – then we think you’ll agree that the Bellagio is quite simply a cut above.

Built on the site of the legendary Dunes hotel some twenty years ago, this breath-taking Five AAA Diamond property is a cornerstone of opulence in the city, playing host to the rich and famous as they descend each weekend to take on some of the world’s biggest high rollers. If you’re keen on visiting, then you might want to practice on some online live casino games first – because at the Bellagio, people play to win big.

LAS VEGAS, USA - MARCH 19: Bellagio hotel and casino on March 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, USA. Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
The Bellagio offers the ultimate five-star luxury Las Vegas experience. Image credit: Donyanedomam/

But, with new lavish five-star properties popping up monthly and pulling out all the stops to compete, how is it that this Italian-inspired hotspot has managed to maintain its reputation – not only as the most luxurious casino hotel in Vegas, but as the very finest in the world?

Well, while other hotels may give the Bellagio a run for its money in terms of sumptuous suites and an impressive range of facilities, few have gone quite as far to offer a unique and unusual experience. Choose to stay at the Bellagio, and you’ll get more than just a visit to Sin City – you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the charms of Italy, too.

Named after the picturesque Lombardy town, the ‘Pearl of Lake Como’, the hotel’s eight-acre man-made lake and iconic fountains have always been an unrivalled centrepiece. Its spectacular water show, which takes place at regular intervals throughout the day and night, certainly set it apart from the competition, too – offering quite the spectacle for its guests to enjoy.

Chairman's Suite
The Chairman’s Suite features a solarium, indoor garden and fountain, fireplace, L-shaped bar, two master bedrooms, private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and steam showers, and a conference room

It’s not all about putting on a show though, and there is substance to this place, too. From its lavish airport pick-up service to its breath-taking indoor garden, solarium and spa, there is plenty to keep guests entertained, ensuring a relaxing stay. With an expansive pool area that is just perfect for cooling off from the stifling desert heat, cocktails and champagne flow throughout the day – because if you can’t when you’re on holiday, then when can you?

Stay in the Presidential Suite, and you’ll want for nothing; here, you can enjoy a range of opulent facilities along with customised complimentary services, including premium seating at some of MGM Resorts’ impressive range of clubs, restaurants and shows.

But its biggest appeal is most certainly its grand and iconic casino, where thousands of well-dressed folk in the very finest designer attire flock each week, in the hopes of getting their chance to play roulette, poker and croupier with some of the world’s stiffest in competition.

This beautifully designed and expansive gaming space boasts a range of gaming tables that attract excitable crowds on a nightly basis. After all, even if you’re not there to play, there is something quite thrilling about watching an intense game of roulette – and even more so when the stakes are high.

Las Vegas,NV/USA - Sep 15,2018: Signs located at the top of the hotel entrance at Bellagio.Bellagio is a luxury hotel and casino located on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
The Bellagio is home to Bobby’s Room, one of the most exclusive poker rooms. Image credit: Omozo/

From baccarat to blackjack and craps to slots, there are thousands of games here that will keep you entertained for weeks, should you choose to stay that long. Here, it’s all about the glitz and the glamour, and guests dress to the nines and prepare for a good dose of adrenaline as a night in the casino awaits.

If all that poker has you working up quite an appetite, then foodies can book a table at the lavish Sadelle’s for an Italian-inspired meal to remember – or enjoy a few seasonal cocktails at Lily’s Bar & Lounge. If you’re looking to dance the night away, then head to Hyde, the resort’s on-site club. Featuring live musical perfomances and sets from a range of high-profile DJs , VIP hospitality is a given. Here, you will be treated like royalty – from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Its real charm, though, is its breath-taking views over the fountains; the perfect spot for a photo, and a stunning backdrop against a night that is sure to be memorable.

If you’re looking for a casino hotel that truly epitomises opulence, then the Bellagio is it. This Las Vegas stalwart continues to hold its own despite some stiff global competition, pushing the envelope when it comes to luxury touches and promising a stay you’ll never, ever forget.

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